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Yumi Zouma Debuts “Barricade (Matter Of Fact)”

Float your day away to this intimate, hypnotizing gem.

Yumi Zouma Debuts “Barricade (Matter Of Fact)” via Yumi Zouma

“A camel is a horse designed by committee,” Yumi Zouma's Josh Burgess wrote over email to The FADER, “but I love the members of the Yumi committee and I also love camels.” Today that committee comes together on “Barricade,” the first single off their forthcoming debut album Yoncalla, out May 27 via Cascine.

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Though officially based in New Zealand, the members of Yumi Zouma are often spread out across the world; they got together to work on “Barricade” IRL, though, not just a rare occasion but a totally alien experience. As Burgess explained, “‘Barricade’ was the first song that was really collaborative for us. I remember sitting on the floor in Charlie’s apartment playing and unplugged bass, Charlie with an unplugged guitar, and Christie humming out melodies. I hadn't worked on a song like that since I was in college… We worked in isolation on our first two EPs but last year we made a conscious effort to write together. It was never for the spontaneous element (the final version of ‘Barricade’ is a far cry from unplugged guitars and bass) rather, a way to squeeze every idea of us and chop the collective best bits into a track."

Pre-order Yoncalla, out May 27th, on vinyl here, or on iTunes.

Tour Dates:

May 4 - Christchurch, NZ @ Blue Smoke (w/ Doprah)
May 5 - Dunedin, NZ @ Re Fuel (w/ Doprah)
May 6 - Auckland, NZ @ The Crystal Palace (w/ Doprah)
May 7 - Wellington, NZ @ Meow (w/ Doprah)
May 25 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick + Mortar (w/ Maria Usbeck)
May 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos (w/ Maria Usbeck)
May 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust (w/ Maria Usbeck)
June 2 - Boston, MA @ Middle East
June 8 - Washington, DC @ DC9
June 10 - Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien
June 11 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
June 21 - London, UK @ Moth Club (tickets)
June 22 - Paris, FR @ Point Ephémère (tickets)
June 23 - Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory Small Hall
June 24 - Berlin, DE @ Karrera Klub Birthday Bash at Bi Nuu
September 12 - Tokyo, Japan @ WWW
September 13 - Nagoya, Japan @ Tokuzo
September 14 - Osaka, Japan @ Pangea

Yumi Zouma Debuts “Barricade (Matter Of Fact)”